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Gabourey Sidibe: One Day I Decided That I Was Beautiful

Gabourey Sidibe: One Day I Decided That I Was Beautiful

Gabourey Sidibe works it out in this photo from the February 2010 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on newsstands January 12.

The 26-year-old star of Precious posed for super-glam photos and spoke about doing the shoot, her confidence and the media’s synopsis of the film.

On posing for Harper’s Bazaar: “I feel like a model. It justifies everyone in my life who told me I wouldn’t be anything until I lost weight. It justifies that little girl who cried because she didn’t think she could be in front of the camera. And it’s for other girls who feel like they can’t do this or that and feel like they’re not pretty and not worthy of having their photo taken.”

On her confidence: “People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’ It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.”

On celebs she’s into: “Man! Justin Timberlake is always good. God, there are so many hot dudes in Hollywood right now. I’m such a fanny, fanny girl. Bradley Cooper. How hot is he?”

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